Theatremaker and visual artist Julian Hetzel represents the Netherlands at the Prague Quadrennial next month. With the support of Dutch Performing Arts and Creative Industries Fund NL, Hetzel's performative installation 'SELF' will be presented from 6-16 June 2019.
'SELF' was selected by Platform-Scenography from 17 submissions as the Dutch contribution to the Prague Quadrennial 2019. It will be on view at the exhibition 'Countries and Regions'.
'SELF' is opening an exclusive concept store at the Prague Quadrennial. In a contemporary pop-up shop Julian Hetzel presents his new creation SELF – Human Soap. From people for people: human body fat was collected from cosmetic surgery and processed into soap – then transformed into art. 'SELF' creates a visionary and sustainable system of value creation through transformation.
'SELF' is an interactive performative installation that questions corporate social responsibility through the upcycling of guilt. The project aims to find new ways for how performance can directly influence and interact with economy, charity and politics at large. 'SELF' results from Hetzel's earlier project 'Schuldfabrik'.
About the Prague Quadrennial
Organised every four years in Prague, Czech Republic the event brings the best of design for performance, scenography, and theatre architecture to the front line of cultural activities to be experienced by professional and emerging artists as well as the general public.
For more information and the full programme, visit the Prague Quadrennial website.
Julian Hetzel - Schuldfabrik | Photo: Ben And Martin
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